Last week, at the Blue Line Extension Light Rail (BLRT) joint public hearing, over a dozen Harrison neighborhood residents stood in front of officials from the City of Minneapolis, Metropolitan Council, and the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority. Determined to not let the Metro Transit light rail project railroad them out of their homes and community residents spoke on the safety of pedestrian crossing, loss of green space, affordable housing investments and economic growth opportunities. Impressed by their tenacity, project managers and Hennepin County commissioners applauded Harrison residents, advocating that the same energy and concerns be brought to the City of Minneapolis public hearing February 2nd, 2016.
Municipal Consent is a major milestone for the BLRT project, as this is the moment where resident and business concerns can have the most influence on project design and station area plans. The City of Minneapolis, who is responsible for land use and development of station areas, will hold their city public hearing at their regular Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting, February 2nd, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.. We need as many bodies and voices as possible to make the City of Minneapolis aware that Harrison Neighborhood and the North Minneapolis are invested in their communities and mean business. If you plan to attend the public hearing or have any questions about the BLRT Municipal consent process or project plans, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments on the Blue Line Extension project will be accepted through January 29th, 2016. If you would like to submit a written comment on the project plans or development please submit your comment at hnampls.org/transit-equity/.
Thank you all for supporting the work we do at Harrison Neighborhood Association and investing in the livelihood of our community.
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